Forthcoming Events

June 11, 2018

Our Next Concert – Wantage Parish Church, Saturday 24 November 2018

Puccini Messa di Gloria : Pergolesi Stabat Mater

Rehearsals for this concert start on Tuesday, 4 September 2018, at Wantage C of E Primary School, Newbury Street, Wantage, at 7:30 pm.

New singers are always welcome!

Other events for 2018-2019

Saturday, 27 April 2019 – Sheldonian Theatre Oxford

Elgar – Dream of Gerontius

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Sir Adrian Swire

September 7, 2018

We are very sad to note that our long-time supporter and Patron Sir Adrian Swire passed away on 24 August 2018.

Sir Adrian and Lady Judith have been enthusiastic supporters of Wantage Choral Society for a number of years. A particular highlight for both singers and audience was the very generous welcome that they extended to us to their beautiful home at Sparsholt Manor when the choir performed in the Church of the Holy Rood at Sparsholt.

Our thoughts are with Lady Judith and the family.


Derek Witts

July 18, 2016

Again, a successful year of singing is marred by sadness, as we hear of the passing away of one of our Tenors, Derek Witts. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.


Arthur Baston

July 6, 2016

Earlier this Summer, we lost another of our long-serving Basses with the passing of Arthur Baston.


John Barlow

March 23, 2016

We sadly announce the death of John Barlow, an active member of our Bass section for many years. Funeral arrangements will be available shortly.



Paul’s Music On Radio 3

May 13, 2015

Our MD Paul Burke’s music for the Responses featured in a Choral Evensong broadcast live on Radio 3 from St. Pancras Church (the London one) on Wednesday 13th March at 3.30pm as part of the 2015 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music.

The service will be re-broadcast on Sunday 17th May at 3.00pm; both broadcasts will be available for 30 days via the BBC Radio 3 website.



May 13, 2015

Members will have seen at rehearsals the envelopes of Recycle4Charity, who re-process our used inkjet cartridges and mobile phones and provide us with a small but steady input of funds in return.

We can no longer send mobile phones in these envelopes (a ruling by Royal Mail, not the recyclers). If you have a redundant mobile phone, please bring it down to rehearsal anyway and we can arrange despatch in more acceptable packaging.

(Please note that they do not accept Epson or Kodak cartridges).